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Ibuprofen Use Linked To Cardiac Arrest

Friday, March 17th, 2017
If you think that some over the counter painkillers are relatively safe, then think again. A recent Danish study suggests that a common OTC painkiller may be linked to incidence of cardiac arrest for people with pre-existing heart problems. Findings of the said study were published in the European Heart Journal, Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy. The Danish researchers focused on prescription NSAID’s or Non-Steroida


Additional Folic Acid During Pregnancy Is Linked To Lower High Blood Pressure Risk In Kids

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
A new study suggests that higher folic acid levels in pregnant women can lead to lower high blood pressure risks in kids if their mothers have heart disease risks. The said study is able to show that better nutrition can benefit kids if mothers have heart disease risk factors. The findings were published in the American Journal of Hypertension. Researchers from the University of Boston looked into data from almost


New Blood Test Can Detect Cancer Early

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017
Scientists from the University of California San Diego has developed a new type of blood test that will allow for the early detection of cancer. The new blood test will also be able to locate at what part of the body the tumor is growing. This development will pave the way for medical personnel to diagnose and determine cancer at the early stages without having to resort to invasive surgery such biopsies. Current b


Increased Online Social Connections Linked To Increased Social Isolation

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017
More people are now quite aware of online social media. Making social connections online has become more convenient and allows people to build up social networks at the comfort of their own homes. Many see it as a way for people to meet others via an online venue. But what may be a means for people to spread their networks may actually be doing the opposite. A recent study indicates that increased use of online soc


Study: Female Blood Pressure Before Conception May Predict Baby’s Gender

Sunday, January 15th, 2017
Knowing the gender of a baby seems to be one of the awaited events of a pregnancy. And because of this, there has been quite a number of so-called “ways” of trying to determine the gender of the baby that are largely unproven scientifically. These are wives’ tales that try to predict if a baby will be a boy or a girl while still in the womb. A recent study published in China may have found a possi


Study: Teen Vapers Have Greater Chance Of Taking Up Smoking

Friday, December 23rd, 2016
E-cigarettes have been known to be a popular alternative to smoking. Initially designed as an aid to help tobacco addicts wean off from smoking, vaping, as it is now more commonly called has become a recreational alternative for many teens today. While it may be seen to be a safer alternative to cigarette smoking, a study indicates that teenagers who use e-cigarettes are more likely to smoke cigarettes later on as


Study: Smoking Just One Cigarette Daily Can Have Deadly Consequences

Saturday, December 10th, 2016
Some people may think that smoking just one cigarette a day will not be harmful to health. But a recent study indicates that even smoking one cigarette a day can have a significant effect on health and increase the risk of early death. The findings were reported in the journal JAMA internal Medicine. The researchers were investigating if smoking cessation can benefit all smokers, regardless of the number of cigaret


New Stroke Drug Found To Slow Brain Damage and Promote Repair

Friday, December 2nd, 2016
Stroke is considered as the second leading cause of death around the world. It is characterized by a blockage of blood flow in the brain that leads to the irreversible damage of brain cells. Researchers from the University of Manchester in the UK have discovered that a drug that is already approved to treat other conditions can also limit stroke damage as well as also promote cell repair. The study findings is publ


Electronic Cigarettes Just As Harmful for Oral Health As Tobacco

Friday, December 2nd, 2016
The popularity of electronic cigarettes is based on the fact that it is being marketed as a safer alternative for tobacco. While it may help in trying to curb nicotine addiction is some people as a result of smoking, it may just be as harmful as tobacco in other health aspects, as stated by a study published in the journal Oncotarget. Electronic cigarettes have become widely used as a safer alternative for conventi


Common Additive In Food Linked To Increased Cancer Risk

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016
Many of today’s processed foods are considered to be unhealthy because of the many different ingredients they contain. Chemical compounds that enhance flavor and shelf life are also known to cause a lot of other health conditions. Many scientists are continuing to discover how these ingredients may have an effect on health. Recently, research has shown that additives used mostly in ice cream and other processed f



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